The "out there" graphics on the cover are a little misleading, this is not Irma Thomas' stab at psychedelic soul, rather it's another stunning set of classic deep soul from one of the greatest of all soul vocalists. Still the cover concept of "tears" does make sense given most of these tracks are about heartbreak. No less an authority than Dave Godin selected "These Four Walls" from this set for his Deep Soul Treasures Volume 2. The undisputed highlight though is the extended "Coming From Behind" monologue that leads into a re-recording of "Wish Someone Would Care" that captures all the desperation of what it feels like "sitting home alone" wanting someone, anyone, to love you.
"In the wake of 1969's devastating Hurricane Camille, New Orleans soul queen Allmusicabandoned the Gulf Coast in favor of the West Coast, settling in Los Angeles and largely forsaking her singing career in favor of the relative stability of retail work. finally resurfaced in 1973 with a series of little-noticed singles on the Fungus label that teamed her with producer and guitarist the resulting LP remains a lost classic that captures deep soul at its most poignant and resonant, couching ' deeply affecting vocals in earthy arrangements that emphasize the singer's gospel roots." -